& Cultural Exchange Program
Today, we are developing a better atmosphere for
eco-tourism which will allow guests to meet the local people on
a daily basis and exchange knowledge and cultures. By participating
in eco-tourism, visitors help to protect the environment and to
Tabanan, we give our guests the opportunity to explore and experience
the Balinese culture and embrace the true spirit of Bali. Come
and visit our truly
"pride in paradise."
Tabanan is home to a number of villages that have nurtured unusual
local art forms. Krambitan village, for example, boasts the exciting
"tektekan" exorcist dance drama, which is accompanied
by giant wooden cowbells and bamboo instruments. Tista takes pride
in its "leko-andir" dance, a performance art done by young
girls. While Penarukan is known for its carvings, Pejaten for its
ceramics and Blayu for its woven brocades, so is Jegu for its munte
The district of Tabanan is home to Bali's most famous temple. Tanah
Lot is set on a rock formation that transforms into an island during
high tide and offers spectacular sunset views in the dry season.
The Batukaru temple is located in the rainforest at the edge of
the Batukaru mountain. The Ulun Danu temple, near Bedugul's Bratan
Lake, irrigates the rice fields of Tabanan and was built to honor
the goddess of the lake.
is one of Tabanan's main points of interest. The quaint mountain
town boasts three crater lakes which warm waters create a mysterious
mist around the area. The lakes are bordered by a rainforest
and patchworks of vegetable gardens. It's a very good place
to fish, wander around or simply get away from the heat of the
coast. Recently established walking trails will lead the visitors
to the beautiful rice paddies of Jatiluwih.
"I want to thank you and your village people for the kind hospitality you gave me....."
Prempakar Anand Ganesh, India
Br. Ngis Kelod, Jegu - Penebel - Tabanan 82152
Bali - Indonesia
Tel. 08170671788 email@example.com
© tabanan homestay 2000
photo courtesy of stephanie